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TBrady
01-13-2011, 04:46 PM
Seriously Ralph is recovering from that fever a few weeks ago and is definitely not 100%. Plus as you know he is probably tired so its going to be extremely difficult to win this grueling tournament.

Underhand
01-13-2011, 04:49 PM
The playa, who is going to knock out everyone else: Donald Young.

timnz
01-13-2011, 04:49 PM
Seriously Ralph is recovering from that fever a few weeks ago and is definitely not 100%. Plus as you know he is probably tired so its going to be extremely difficult to win this grueling tournament.

David Nalbandian, if he is in the same side of the draw. He is not intimidated by Nadal at all. He has made the final in Auckland, so he has some form.

Sid_Vicious
01-13-2011, 04:50 PM
Underhand, I thought Tomic was game for the Open?

Underhand
01-13-2011, 04:52 PM
Underhand, I thought Tomic was game for the Open?

In a Donald Young v Tomić final the latter must bow to the Master.

TBrady
01-13-2011, 04:53 PM
Excellent choice timnz! Nalbandian is always an unpredictable threat.

Shangri La
01-13-2011, 05:05 PM
Who is this Ralph guy?

Manus Domini
01-13-2011, 05:09 PM
Verdasco. I say that he breaks Nadal's heart right before the match and Nadal double faults far more than verdasco and thus loses :roll:

veroniquem
01-13-2011, 05:10 PM
Nalbandian in a best of 5? No way and he still would have to make it to the quarter which is not a given.

Bobby Jr
01-13-2011, 05:11 PM
Verdasco.
Not unless the both make the final he can't.. they're on opposite sides of the draw (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=5318560&postcount=222).

dlk
01-13-2011, 05:11 PM
Should be "no one" option.:shock:

TennisProdigy
01-13-2011, 05:11 PM
I think theyre talking about Raplh Nadar

NadalAgassi
01-13-2011, 05:11 PM
Nalbandian in a best of 5? No way and he still would have to make it to the quarter which is not a given.

Yeah Nalbandian doesnt have the fitness to beat Nadal in a best of 5, especialy at this point in his career. He is a difficult matchup for Nadal game wise on hard courts, I wont dispute that, but Nadal still won their last 2 meetings even in best of 3.

NadalAgassi
01-13-2011, 05:16 PM
I havent looked at the draw this closely but of this group I would say in order:

1. Murray- since he has done it twice in a hard court slam.

2. Davydenko- since he is a very tough matchup for Nadal on hard courts and a good hard court player, even if he is a slam choker extraordinare. Also given his ranking I am guessing if he is on this poll he is slated to play Nadal quarters or earlier when he is less likely to be Davychokenko in the slams.

3. Federer- since he is Federer, but in a slam final between Nadal and Federer I would still favor Nadal personally.

4. Soderling- sine outside of clay he and Nadal will probably continue to have close matches, and having pulled a big upset of Nadal once on clay he wouldnt be scared of playing him on hard courts.

5. Djokovic- since he used to be a very tough opponent for Nadal though waning lately.

As for the rest on the poll Verdasco, Berdych, Melzer, and Tsonga no chance. Tsonga has been injured and on decline for awhile now. He isnt going to duplicate his 08 AO performance anytime soon if ever again. Melzer can pull an upset of Nadal indoors in an non slam event maybe, but on relatively slow hard courts in a slam forget it. Verdasco, LOL! And Berdych has been Nadal's lapdog for years now. There are probably better poll options than those four.

Manus Domini
01-13-2011, 05:17 PM
Not unless the both make the final he can't.. they're on opposite sides of the draw (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=5318560&postcount=222).

Verdasco's the guy who said he can beat anyone but Nadal. You think he'd be able to actually win this? My entire post was a joke :lol"

DragonBlaze
01-13-2011, 05:20 PM
2. Davydenko- since he is a very tough matchup for Nadal on hard courts and a good hard court player, even if he is a slam choker extraordinare. Also given his ranking I am guessing if he is on this poll he is slated to play Nadal quarters or earlier when he is less likely to be Davychokenko in the slams.


Nope, Davy's in Fed's half so that would be a hellz no. Until unless he beats Nadal in a major final :lol:

NadalAgassi
01-13-2011, 05:21 PM
Nope, Davy's in Fed's half so that would be a hellz no. Until unless he beats Nadal in a major final :lol:

OK in that case scratch all I said. Davydenko would never in a million years beat Federer to make a slam final anyway so it is all moot.

hoodjem
01-13-2011, 05:22 PM
Archangel Raphael

Shangri La
01-13-2011, 05:25 PM
I think theyre talking about Raplh Nadar

Archangel Raphael

Are you guys sure it's not Rafael Wiggum (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_YihkOxn4thQ/TAqynyw7s9I/AAAAAAAAAS4/pKqoqWcIcDk/s1600/RalphWiggum2_1024.gif)?

TBrady
01-13-2011, 06:01 PM
Murray will destroy Ralph for beating him at the WTF. Nothing sweeter than white hot revenge.

Rippy
01-13-2011, 06:06 PM
There really should be a "no-one" option.

dlk
01-13-2011, 06:09 PM
^^^I said the same thing:)

Should be "no one" option.:shock:

kishnabe
01-13-2011, 07:37 PM
Murray now has to beat a confident Nadal of 2011 then a unconfident Nadal of Aussie 2010!
Different Match. Murray can win but not easily!

Tennis sensation
01-13-2011, 08:19 PM
Murray will destroy Ralph for beating him at the WTF. Nothing sweeter than white hot revenge.

Rafa will destroy Murray for beating him at the AO last year. Nothing sweeter than white hot revenge.

karlovicfan#1
01-13-2011, 08:22 PM
karlovic, obviously

timnz
01-13-2011, 08:35 PM
Yeah Nalbandian doesnt have the fitness to beat Nadal in a best of 5, especialy at this point in his career. He is a difficult matchup for Nadal game wise on hard courts, I wont dispute that, but Nadal still won their last 2 meetings even in best of 3.

I remember a match they played last year at Indian wells (or Miami) - and Nalbandian was completely dominating Nadal. Nadal didn't know what to do. Nalbandian very nearly won it in straights but then the wheels fell off and then Nadal swept along and took it.

Yes fitness might be a factor but Nalbandian certainly has the talent and experience to beat Nadal in Australia.

abmk
01-13-2011, 08:38 PM
I remember a match they played last year at Indian wells (or Miami) - and Nalbandian was completely dominating Nadal. Nadal didn't know what to do. Nalbandian very nearly won it in straights but then the wheels fell off and then Nadal swept along and took it.

Yes fitness might be a factor but Nalbandian certainly has the talent and experience to beat Nadal in Australia.

it was at IW in 2009. nalbandian had 5 MPs

Sid_Vicious
01-13-2011, 08:40 PM
Who is gonna knock Federer out? Nadal has been unstoppable in the last 3 slams whereas Federer has been off.

meg0529
01-13-2011, 09:42 PM
As a tribute to Dippy, I vote for Gulbis.

Sentinel
01-13-2011, 11:49 PM
Who is this Ralph guy?
He;s an upcoming playa also known as Hafa.

meg0529
01-13-2011, 11:53 PM
He;s an upcoming playa also known as Hafa.

If only RITG was around, he would precentage them for us :(

vive le beau jeu !
01-14-2011, 01:17 AM
There really should be a "no-one" option.
... and a marcos daniel one too !

Hitman
01-14-2011, 01:22 AM
I'm going with Murray. I'm hoping Murray wins the title this year. :)

Sentinel
01-14-2011, 04:29 AM
If only RITG was around, he would precentage them for us :(
oh dear, those were the days, i'd wake up 'citedly to check the forum.

kOaMaster
01-14-2011, 04:33 AM
the winner of murray/melzer, soderling/tsonga

15_ounce
01-14-2011, 05:26 AM
Is Ralph a pro ? What's his ranking?

O.K. I got it, he was ranked 1,397 in October last year. A German left-handed player.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Re/R/Ralph-Regus.aspx?t=rh

http://www.haz.de/var/storage/images/haz/hier-zu-hause/schulen/die-oberstufe/ich-will-profi-werden-aber-nur-mit-abitur/457210-5-ger-DE/Ich-will-Profi-werden-aber-nur-mit-Abitur_ArtikelQuerKlein.jpg

stanton warrior
01-14-2011, 05:47 AM
Is Ralph a pro ? What's his ranking?

O.K. I got it, he was ranked 1,397 in October last year. A German left-handed player.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/Players/Re/R/Ralph-Regus.aspx?t=rh

http://www.haz.de/var/storage/images/haz/hier-zu-hause/schulen/die-oberstufe/ich-will-profi-werden-aber-nur-mit-abitur/457210-5-ger-DE/Ich-will-Profi-werden-aber-nur-mit-Abitur_ArtikelQuerKlein.jpg

Unlike Nadal he's still unbeaten this year!!

Markov
01-14-2011, 06:43 AM
Well, I think the only way for Nalbandian to win is by doing it in straight sets. He won't last if the match goes to a fourth set. No-one in Nadal's quarter looks particularly dangerous. Söderling and Murray both have a chance, though. So there should be no big risks for him before the semi-finals draw-wise, but you can never know what might happen in tennis..

aphex
01-14-2011, 06:58 AM
Well, I think the only way for Nalbandian to win is by doing it in straight sets. He won't last if the match goes to a fourth set. No-one in Nadal's quarter looks particularly dangerous. Söderling and Murray both have a chance, though. So there should be no big risks for him before the semi-finals draw-wise, but you can never know what might happen in tennis..

Actually, we do know an injury time-out will come if Ralph is a couple of sets down...

Rippy
01-14-2011, 07:05 AM
I like this Ralph nickname.

batz
01-14-2011, 07:12 AM
I like this Ralph nickname.

Brad Gilbert has been calling him Ralph for years.

Rippy
01-14-2011, 07:13 AM
Brad Gilbert has been calling him Ralph for years.

Well I've never seen it get used so frequently on the internet until now. :)

Markov
01-14-2011, 07:46 AM
Actually, we do know an injury time-out will come if Ralph is a couple of sets down...

Yeah, but stuff like that can't be mentioned here... Had to play by the rules

Sid_Vicious
01-14-2011, 07:46 AM
Actually, we do know an injury time-out will come if Ralph is a couple of sets down...
misbehavior of medical time out. most annoying player. sucks Nadal

P_Agony
01-14-2011, 07:49 AM
Hopefully Murray does it again and gets a rematch with Federer. Then I would be happy with each result.

TBrady
01-14-2011, 07:54 AM
Actually, we do know an injury time-out will come if Ralph is a couple of sets down...

Dude its as guaranteed as the sun will rise and fall.

Sentinel
01-14-2011, 08:04 AM
Due to lack of conclusive evidence, we have to assume that no one is gonna knock anyone known as Ralph out of the AO.

As a tribute to Dippy, I vote for Gulbis.
You are so sweet ! Bless you.

Murrayfan31
01-14-2011, 08:12 AM
Murray will knock Nadal off if no one beats Nadal before that. Nadal is tired and has no chance at the Australian Open this year due to that.

TBrady
01-14-2011, 08:19 AM
Murray will knock Nadal off if no one beats Nadal before that. Nadal is tired and has no chance at the Australian Open this year due to that.

We have a winner!

TBrady
01-24-2011, 08:54 AM
Who would have thought it might be Dolgopolov?

Sentinel
01-24-2011, 09:21 AM
Stan the Man !!!

Xemi666
01-24-2011, 09:41 AM
Lol, anyone knows why was P_Agony banned? I'm going to miss his rants and hateful comments towards Nadal, they used to put a smile on my face :twisted:

decades
01-24-2011, 09:43 AM
Lol, anyone knows why was P_Agony banned? I'm going to miss his rants and hateful comments towards Nadal, they used to put a smile on my face :twisted:

he will be back. or at least someone at his IP address.

Xemi666
01-24-2011, 09:46 AM
he will be back. or at least someone at his IP address.

You're probably right. But still, RIP P_Agony :)

Turning Pro
01-24-2011, 10:06 AM
http://blog.girvin.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/ralph_lauren_17.jpg

Sentinel
01-25-2011, 05:35 AM
Stan the Man !!!
Dolgolopov the Man will knock Ralphie out.

dandelion_smiley
01-25-2011, 05:49 AM
Dolgolopov the Man will knock Ralphie out.

yea ok, then beat Federer in straight sets in the final and win the remaining 3 Slams this year thus pulling off the Dolgopolov Slam

Pocky
01-25-2011, 07:20 AM
You forgot a poll that says: " NOBODY"

veroniquem
01-25-2011, 02:01 PM
I see the hate is running high. Excellent sign, it means that the prospect of anyone knocking Rafa out of AO is not all that likely atm.

Sentinel
01-26-2011, 05:41 AM
yea ok, then beat Federer in straight sets in the final and win the remaining 3 Slams this year thus pulling off the Dolgopolov Slam
Hush, Federer ain't in the final yet.

However, even though Rafa lost the last AO he still came back to win 3 and be year end #1 by 3000+ points.

dandelion_smiley
01-26-2011, 05:45 AM
I see the hate is running high. Excellent sign, it means that the prospect of anyone knocking Rafa out of AO is not all that likely atm.

spot on, again

kOaMaster
01-26-2011, 06:56 AM
I see banned people (finally?).

unsuspected option with ferrer today.

sureshs
01-26-2011, 07:16 AM
I see banned people (finally?).

unsuspected option with ferrer today.

LOL you are the one who is going to be banned now

ksbh
01-26-2011, 08:10 AM
Agony & Bruce38 (dandelion smiley) gagged. Good riddance! Those guys were like a broken record.

I see banned people (finally?).

unsuspected option with ferrer today.

Gorecki
01-26-2011, 09:48 AM
I see the hate is running high. Excellent sign, it means that the prospect of anyone knocking Rafa out of AO is not all that likely atm.

lol

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